Hey folks!

I play GUITAR and my styles are Deathcore, Metalcore, Extreme metal, ect. and I currently have a line 6 Spider IV 120w . Now idk about you guys, but this amp has TERRIBLE tone for playing the kind of music that I play. So I decided to go out and buy a new amp that will supply me with excellent tone for metal. Im on a budget... anything less than 400$ is ok, anything less than 300$ is fukn perfect. Also note, it must be loud enough to play at shows so reasonably high wattages would be nice as well!
Last edited by tippyjamez at Jul 25, 2010,
you might be able to find a used peavey 6505+ 112 combo, alternativly you could look at a peavey vypyr 75
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Ampeg VH-140C is pretty much perfect.

This or a Crate GX-130c which is the exact same amp save a couple resistors and a name plate.

If you can't find either of those then look for a used Randall RG.
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getting something for that cost is tricky. check out the bugera 333XL. i play similar music to you. its tube, and for a tube amp its reeeeally inexpensive and good quality. surprisingly, it has plenty of distortion.
You could check out a Bugera V22. Twenty-two watts should be enough for small gigs. It is a tube amplifier, if that is what you want.
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used 5150/6505 can be had for 600. I would save an extra couple hundred to get there, its worth it.

edit: actually the 6505 combo is like 600 new i think also.
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You could check out a Bugera V22. Twenty-two watts should be enough for small gigs. It is a tube amplifier, if that is what you want.

That's not a metal amp.

Try a used Triple X Super 40. Should be around 400. Or a peavey ultra.
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I suggest the B-52 AT. Its a pretty versatile amp and is high gain. I own it and I am satisfied with it. I can't afford an ENGL so it's pretty much the best amp I have played that was in my budget. I also like the 5150. If you want to hear the 5150 check us out at http://www.myspace.com/hazarmaveth. We both played through the same head and a cab with v30's.
You could go for a Bugera 6260 or 6262. I've played both as a combo and as a head, and you can get some great metal tones out of them. They're high wattage as well, so they have plenty of headroom for loud volumes. I would recommend saving up a couple hundred extra for a Bugera 626X or something similar, they can get VERY heavy, especially with an overdrive pushing the preamp.
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